Rylee Leona: Birth Story

If I haven't told you already, birth photography is my absolute favorite thing to document. Birth is such a miracle and there is so much raw, honest beauty to capture without posing anyone or asking my subjects to do a certain thing. I'm simply there to capture the magic unfolding so that parents who are in the middle of this exhausting job of bringing a baby into the world can look back on their images and remember the big and little details of that day.

I was so honored to capture sweet Rylee Leona's birth. I got a text from Renee that they were headed to the hospital at about 1pm and Rylee was born at 3:05pm so she came quickly! Renee was laboring with pretty intense and consistent contractions and the nurses were still needing her sign paperwork! Because of how fast she was progressing, they weren't able to give her an epidural. But let me tell you, change in her birth plan or not, Renee was a warrior. Her and Brandon labored through the contractions and the doctor got there just in time. Like, just barely in time. Renee pushed twice and sweet Rylee was here! She was 6lbs 14 oz of perfection. Take a look at some of the images from their story!